The summer between high school and college is an exciting time. As Parris prepared for that transition, she decided she wanted to get a jump start on building her career skills. To do so, she completed on-the-job training with CVS through Goodwill's Learn & Earn and Retail Skills Training programs. Parris had the unique opportunity to test drive a job and gain career skills while making money to help pay for college.
Now enrolled at CCAC and majoring in Education and Child Development, she is able to balance school with her part-time job at CVS thanks to the strong work ethic she developed through Goodwill’s programs. The skills Parris gained through training are building blocks that will help her in obtaining competitive employment. According to Parris, she would not have been offered part-time employment at CVS without her on-the-job training through Goodwill.